Rise with Life

Medical student with an uncommon sense.
you will find a lot more than medicine here.

“At the end of every clinic day, pick a patient you saw earlier that day, and give him/her a quick call, ‘just to see how they’re doing’. Make your choice selfishly — pick a patient that you feel good about, that you know will appreciate the call, and who won’t take advantage of that call to wedge in another ‘Oh, By The Way’. Those 2 minutes will make the patient feel like they have the best doctor in the world — and will help remind you why you really became a doctor.”


An attending in my residency program, explaining how to use “favoritism” as a reward for a hard day’s work. :)

(I could’ve sworn I’d posted this before, but the Archives have swallowed it up.)

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“To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.”

—   Emily Elizabeth Dickinson… (via quotedojo)


The optimist by Stephen Marr

(via actegratuit)

Easy on it.

We are a species that works to make things easier. We’re getting
really good at it. But, unless we drop the idea “life is hard,”
we can’t take advantage of the astonishing ease we have made..  

“Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.”

—   Ralph Waldo Emerson… (via quotedojo)



Learn Stuff! // LINK

Incase you are interested

Just so you know guys I am learning Italian with Duolingo and it is really good!

(Source: referenceforwriters, via spaceadmiraldee)

CDC Threat Report: 'We Will Soon Be in a Post-Antibiotic Era'


Healthcare has been pushing the need for antibiotic stewardship for years as the number of antibiotic resistant superbugs continue to grow. However, it is far from a reality in practice. The other day, I found a patient who was on four antibiotics when there would have been adequate and potent coverage on just two.

The Center for Disease Control has produced a report, the first of its kind, detailing the current antibiotic resistant landscape, and the imminent danger of complete resistant to current therapies in the next 10 years.

“If we are not careful, we will soon be in a post-antibiotic era,” Dr. Tom Frieden, the CDC’s director, said in a media briefing. “And for some patients and for some microbes, we are already there.”

On the urgent threats list are:

  • Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae or CRE, a set of ICU bacteria that are resistant to almost all antibiotics. 9,000 cases.
  • Antibiotic-resistant gonorrhoea, which currently only respond to one drug. 246,000 cases.
  • Clostridium difficile, growing in resistance. 250,000 cases.

Beyond this, organisms such as Pseudomonas, VRE, MRSA, Candida, and TB are also showing increasing levels of resistance.

Read more…

(Source: cdc.gov, via md-admissions)


Today’s Drug-Resistant Health Threats
[via Centers for Disease Control and Prevention]
[Graphics gallery, available for downloading]

Every year, more than two million people in the United States get infections that are resistant to antibiotics and at least 23,000 people die as a result, according to a new report issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Download / View the report as a PDF …

The report, Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States, 2013, presents a first-ever snapshot of the burden and threats posed by the antibiotic-resistant germs that have the most impact on human health. This report is also the first time that CDC has ranked these threats into categories of urgent, serious, and concerning.

In addition to the illness and deaths caused by resistant bacteria, the report found that C. difficile, a serious diarrheal infection usually associated with antibiotic use, causes at least 250,000 hospitalizations and 14,000 deaths every year.

  • The loss of effective antibiotic treatments will not only cripple the ability to fight routine infectious diseases
  • but will also undermine treatment of infectious complications in patients with other diseases.
  • Many advances in medical treatment, such as joint replacements, organ transplants, and cancer therapies, are dependent on the ability to fight infections with antibiotics. If the ability to effectively treat those infections is lost, the ability to safely offer people many of the life-saving and life-improving modern medical advances will be lost with it.

The use of antibiotics is the single most important factor leading to antibiotic resistance around the world. Antibiotics are among the most commonly prescribed drugs used in human medicine. However, up to half of antibiotic use in humans and much of antibiotic use in animals is unnecessary or inappropriate.

(via CDC Online Newsroom)

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“You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.”

—   Eric Hoffer… (via quotedojo)